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Supporting Communities Ni

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Charity no. 100005 Date registered. 13/12/2013

Public benefits

the public benefit applies to local communities which directly benefit from the proviosion of community development advice and support and through the support, training and capacity building work with volunteers in those communities. The public benefit also applies more widely throughout Northern Ireland arising from more secure, sustainable and

safe communities.

What your organisation does

Supporting Communities NI (SCNI) champions community participation by developing groups, supporting active citizenship and building cohesive communities. At the same time, and in partnership with the NI Housing Executive, SCNI supports and facilitates the Housing Community Network which was formed in response to the need for housing and related

policies to be developed with and on behalf of local communities. SCNI works with the Housing Executive, Housing Associations and other organizations in the monitor and scrutiny of the delivery of housing and related services. SCNI adopts community development principles, processes and approaches in promoting greater community participation in tackling need and disadvantage across a number of broad strategic activities • promotes, encourages and supports meaningful community participation. • Provides an effective funding support service to staff, communities and other stakeholders. • provides an efficient Information, research and Policy support Service to staff, communities and other stakeholders. • Provides a tailored Traininig Service to support staff, communities and other stakeholders. • Provides a comprehensive, efficient administrative service to staff, communities and other stakeholders. • acts as an ‘Exemplar’ for community participation in Housing at strategic and local level. • maximises opportunities for Partnership Working.

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • General public
  • Interface communities
  • Older people
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Tenants
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Arts
  • Community development
  • Community enterprise
  • Cultural
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Environment/sustainable development/conservation
  • General charitable purposes
  • Grant making
  • Human rights/equality
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Relief of poverty
  • Research/evaluation
  • Rural development
  • Urban development
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.





Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2016

Charity accounts

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2015

Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The objects of the Company shall be:- (a) the relief of need and hardship of persons and families in necessitous circumstances; (b) the advancement of education; (c) the advancement of community development by providing encouragement and practical support services to existing and new community and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland (the "area of benefit") so as to increase their efficiency and effectiveness in achieving their charitable aims; (d) the development of the capacity and skills of the members of socially and economically disadvantaged communities in the area of benefit in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society; (e) the advancement or promotion of such other purposes of an exclusively charitable nature as the Directors may from time to time in their sole and absolute discretion determine. Nothing in the articles shall authorise an application of the property of the Charity for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with s.2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 9 Trustees
  • 27 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mr Colm Mc Daid, Supporting Communities Ni, 34-36 Henry Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 3AH

Trustee board

Mrs Jenny Mc Clure
Mr Basil Davidson Mbe
Mrs Siobhan Mullan
Mr James Whitten
Ms Linda Watson Bem
Mr Stephen Pollard
Mrs Lorraine Elizabeth Campbell
Mr Martin Meek
Mr Paul Armstrong

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland